BOSS Tom Killick was again left frustrated after Poole Town’s woes followed them in a 2-1 defeat at Yate Town.

Dolphins have fared better on their travels in recent weeks, and with the side coming off a heavy defeat at home to Weston last Tuesday, were hoping to make amends away in Gloucestershire.

It looked like Dolphins’ luck was turning when stand-in goalkeeper Tommy Scott saved a first-half penalty, before top goal-scorer Tony Lee grabbed his 20th league goal shortly before the hour mark to give Poole the lead.

However, parity was restored just eight minutes after the opener, with Scott’s punched clearance leading to a goalmouth scramble poked home by Luke Hopper.

Then, 10 minutes later, the hosts would find a winner, with Cherries loanee Brooklyn Genesini mistiming a clearance, allowing Oliver Mehew the chance to slot through Scott’s legs.

Speaking to the Daily Echo, Killick said: “I would say that we were possibly better on the balance of play, but we missed a couple of chances we probably should have done better with.

“Again, we made a couple of mistakes that lead to goals, so it’s quite similar to some of the other defeats we’ve suffered recently.

“Performance-wise I didn’t have massive complaints. I wouldn’t say we were at our best, but I thought there was a lot of effort, determination.

“I’d say we probably had the better of the game, but we missed chances at crucial times and then the goals were two very bad mistakes.”

Not only are Dolphins out of form, Killick and his charges have had to deal with an ongoing injury crisis.

Young striker Will Fletcher was the latest concern after sustaining a broken collarbone after a fall at work, but Poole’s injury list was lengthened after a nasty tackle on Corby Moore just before the break.

Killick said: “We think it is just ligament damage, but sometimes ligament damage can be very serious – obviously there’s different grades, severity levels of it, so we’re sort of keeping our fingers crossed it’s not too bad.

“Realistically, I can’t see Corby playing for a couple of weeks minimum. But, you never know with Corby – because he is quite a tough character, he does try and play through things. We’ll have to see – at the moment it’s not looking very good.

“It was a horrendous tackle, the lad should have been sent off in my view, but there you go.”